December 23rd, 2002


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"I Believe In Father Christmas" is such a great song. Thank you Greg Lake. It's almost a shame to save it for just this time of year.

Incidentally, here's a list of the rock and roll Christmas songs I have. Anything I should have that I don't?
All I Want For Christmas Is You (Foghat)
Christmas (The Who)
Christmas All Over Again (Tom Petty)
Christmas At Ground Zero (Weird Al)
Christmas Blues (Canned Heat)
Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You (Billy Squier)
Christmas Song (Jethro Tull)
Christmas Time (Bryan Adams)
Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses)
Father Christmas (The Kinks)
I Believe In Father Christmas (ELP)
I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas (Jon Bon Jovi)
Little Saint Nick (Beach Boys)
Merry Christmas Baby (Chuck Berry)
Rock And Roll Christmas (George Thorogood and the Destroyers)
Rudolf The Red Nose Reggae (Paul McCartney)
Run Rudolph Run (Dave Edmunds)
Santa Claus And His Old Lady (Cheech and Chong)
Silent Night (Elvin Bishop)
Sock It To Me Santa (Bob Seger)
Step Into Christmas (Elton John)
Thank God It's Christmas (Queen)
What Child IS This? (The Moody Blues)
Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney)

And somewhere I have "Do They Know It's Christmas" from Band-Aid, but I can't find it.

Remember that bit where I hate all of you?

There are so many reasons why. I'll share one. All you people who are uptight about things which are "different" from your ideals tainting the minds of children all suck.

Maybe, maybe, you can get me to buy into the "too thin" body image thing. Maybe. But you stand the danger of being first on the chopping block when I take over the world if you push it. Toys don't hurt people. People hurt people. Want to stop pain, suffering, ignorance, injury, all that other fun stuff? Start recalling the people, the toys are harmless.

And actually, while I'm on my soap box, no, in fact the "too thin" is not necessarily just negative body image either. When you're dealing with something that small, the fashions look better on a body with exaggerated features (skinnier waist, larger bust and hips). Think I'm wrong? Good for you. It's a free country. I still hate you.

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Shopping: finished yesterday
Presents: last one that's going to be on time arrived today
Tree: just erected (it's artificial)
Train: Not set up yet, but it will be shortly. It's too new for my general model railroading, but I have a Acela Express from Bachmann (reviewed on the bottom of this page also if you're curious) to set up around the tree. In fact, if you want to buy one for less than retail, I actually have a new in box spare set.